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Video: ViewSonic VX2265wm 3D LCD monitor

At CES 2009, ViewSonic showed off their entrant into the 3D monitor market--the FuHzion 22" VX2265wm widescreen LCD. When used with the NVIDIA GeForce 3D Vision glasses and a compatible video card, the VX2265wm produces a stereoscopic 3D image.

At CES 2009, ViewSonic showed off their entrant into the 3D monitor market--the FuHzion 22" VX2265wm widescreen LCD. When used with the NVIDIA GeForce 3D Vision glasses and a compatible video card, the VX2265wm produces a stereoscopic 3D image. The VX2256wm supports a 120Hz frame rate, 5ms response time, and 1680 x 1050 resolution. The VX2265wm will be available in January 2009 with a MSRP of $399.

From what I saw at the show, the VX2256wm produced a good image. I can't wait to get one to test more thoroughly.

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3D Glasses
3D Glasses

Actually, if you want to enjoy a immersive 3D image, you can't without a 3D glasses. Gonbes 3D glasses help you get that stereoscopic experince, http://en.gonbes.com/

catzgraham
catzgraham

Nice but my experience with their customer service and technical support = they STINK. No matter how snazzy a piece of equipment is, it is only as good as the support behind it. I have been waiting for my monitor to be shipped back now THREE months. It has been repaired and shipped to an address in Florida? Hello?? I live in Seattle!! Then it sat in their tech support area for over a week before being checked back in to be re-shipped. Then they prepared FedEx shipping labels that had address and phone number mistakes TWICE which added another two weeks to the sitting in a carton on a floor time. Then they shipped it and because they did not use any protective packing, it arrived with the stand snapped off. AND IT WAS SOMEONE ELSES MONITOR. NOT EVEN THE SAME MODEL AS MINE. Helloooo??? Had to ship it back, waited a week for an emailed return shipment label. It then sat in tech support 3 more weeks while they did inventory. It supposedly shipped out to me today. I will believe it when I see it. 61 emails later. Still having to deal with the same useless CSR who refuses to transfer me to a supervisor. I finally had to file with the BBB to get any action at all. BAD BAD BAD Customer service ... I am afraid to see what they did with my 6 month old monitor that the on/off button stopped functioning. Probably turned it into a Hamilton Beach Blender. Oh well, I can make margaritas to soothe my sorrow at having decided to buy a Viewsonic Product.

VooDooAddict
VooDooAddict

I had a 27" Viewsonic back light go out 1 month out of warranty. Authorized repair location wanted more then the monitor was worth to fix. I knew what was wrong, the part was only $40-$50, but Viewsonic (and Authorized repair shops) refused to sell it to me. Tried for months to get it from grey channels with no luck.

Master G
Master G

They lost another customer! :) Thanks all.

rmacleod
rmacleod

Sent it to wrong address. Just wondering when you were asked for the address if you rushed through it. Customer beware worst thing you can do when you call support. So many people become irate when the person at customer service due to bad line or what ever will ask for the zip etc. again only to get the "You stink" when it comes to service and voila you package ends up in wala wala as a result. Always confirm and be patient in this area. Not say you were not but you will be amazed at the number of people who just don't get this fact. Three D is not for me. Thanks Rohn

robertt
robertt

I had to wait 3 months to get my viewsonic monitor back. I would have waited longer if I didnt start hassling them. Apparently it was just sitting there at the warehouse and they plumb forgot about it. I demanded compensation, so they sent me the newer better model. You should try this.

ashepard
ashepard

For the gaming world this is an easy sell IMO. Gears of War, Guitar Hero III - world tour, etc. For the researcher - real 3-D graphs with a sense of scale "H5N1 bird flu has caused a drop in chicken feed way down there (eco of there, there, there) For movies - is there enough room on a disk for a HD 3-D movie? Watch the movie in either 3-D or 2-D? If the tourist market comes up with 3-D cameras again it reminds me of the 1890s stero scope and 1960's viewmaster that gave a coll 3-D effect as if being there.

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